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Whats the weight of the Bu? 240hp/240lb ft would be very nice if the vehicle weight is kept at or under 3300 lbs, and if it gets the same mileage as the 3.5L does currently because of DOD and drinks regular fuel. I don't want thirsty premium fuel Nissan VQ like mileage numbers. And I do want an interior better than this (definitely not asking much since the only think I like is the steering wheel):
Anyways, I read somewhere the altima 4-banger is 90% of Altima sales, so GM may not be too concerned with matching the Altima v6.
vcjumper : You are right. GM seems to be going all DOHC 4 bangers (2.2 and 2.4) and OHV for the 6's (3.5 and 3.9 eventually) in all Chevrolets and Pontiacs. It will be interesting to see what they put in the LaCross. My guess is it will get the 3.6L DOHC.
all wheel drive?
I think the last GP concept had AWD, but the production car didn't. As a New Englander (who just got 30" of snow), I'll believe it when I see it.
Thanks for the pix Theo. Man, I wish it was RWD.
> (above the grill) look way too small for a Pontiac
I haven't seen the picture, but it's probably been altered. A lot of car brochures are.
If you look at the 2004 Toyota Solara brochure, for example, it has pictures of cars with panel gaps between the doors so small that the doors probably don't even open. Or check out the Chevy add with the guy measuring the hood/fender gap on a new Malibu. The '04 Malibus _are_ a lot better than the average car (based on the six or so that I've seen), but they're no where near as good in reality as in the fantasy wonderland that the Chevy marketing department has fabricated.
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the picture hinted at a very angular looking car like the malibu. the G6 concept had flowing lines, not angular lines.
Now, that being said... You really can't tell jack from that picture.
3.9L 3 valve/cyl DOD
All that being said, I just love the idea of an AWD convertible. It sounds contradictory, but there are alot of people at my company (in New England) who own convertibles for the summer and beaters for the winter. Itd be nice to be able to drive the same car all year round.
I think the A4 might be the only alternative and according to Edmunds you have to get the 3L which starts at 44k.
And where are these pictures everyone's talking about of the G6?? I haven't been able to find any except for the camouflage ones. Any help would be greatly appreciated!!
OHV engines are a smaller package in terms of dimensions. Mesauring "efficiency" in terms of hp/L is not a very accurate measurement. The new 3900s have VVT, by the way.
The 3.9 will make better HP and Torque, cost less to make and probably get about the same mileage. They claim they can get 30 more HP out of it by just adding 3 valves.
Also the 3.5 probably took up as much space and weigh as mcuh as the 3.9 will.
Sounds like the g6 will be competition for the WRX and Legacy if it goes AWD. Should be priced between the WRX and Legacy.
What are your impressions of the concept vehicle so far? How many are considering the purchase of this car?
I think it looks excellent and speaks well for the future of GM under Bob Lutz.
tranny flushes do
coolant flushes do
how do you figure because its an OHV it's automatically cheaper to maintain?
most OHC's have chain cams now so you can't use that as an excuse.
It makes much more sense to use synth oil the higher the revving engine.
O2 sensors tend to go out faster on higher revving engines, as do the catalytic converter.
I thought at least one of the CamCords still uses timing belts. With all the new models coming out at once, I may have missed an upgrade.
G6 may not offer AWD right away, but isn't a DOHC going to be offered eventually?
Probably the G6 would have to use the less expensive version that Peugeot is using. It takes a little longer to open and close and does not quite match the seamless appearance as the top on the Benz and XLR, but it is a true retractable hard top none the less.
Is the G6 coming from Kansas also?